Don’t know about you, but we sure are happy to be bringing another week to a close. And what a week it’s been for fans of Mass Effect! Hope everyone who got their hands on Mass Effect: Andromeda is having a good time with it. Back here in planet Earth, we’ve been adding lots to our YouTube channel, so let’s take a look back on the week that was!
Thank you all for joining us on this lovely Friday (Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those celebrating!) for another look back at our week in YouTube. All in all, it was a solid week. Even with the end of the cutest game in the world (probably), Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, we ventured on with a number of our continuing Let’s Plays. Keep reading and watching to see how things are progressing!
Ever since the release of Breath of the Wild, I have hardly had time for anything else. The game has been such an addicting and crazy experience, filled with adventure and surprises around every turn. And now that just over a week has passed since its release, I thought I’d chronicle my progress up to this point. Warning: there may be spoilers ahead, even if the game’s plot hasn’t exactly been my focus as of late. If you wish to uncover the secrets of Hyrule completely on your own, then you may want to tread with caution, even if I’ll try to keep the spoilers light.
During last week’s post, I summarized my early impressions of the game, and it is today that the real adventure begins. Once you complete the Great Plateau, you are given far more freedom to explore, as you have finally obtained the trusty paraglider that not only enables you to glide down from the plateau’s great heights, but makes getting around immensely easier. Nevertheless, I was still given a task. Go see Impa in Kakariko Village. (Oh, so that’s how you say the name of that place. Thanks, voice acting.) Well, at this point, I had every intention of doing anything but what I was told to do. Well aware that this game contained an ocean based on what I had seen in the trailer, I looked about for palm trees in the distance, then headed off in that direction once they had been spotted. Continue reading The Duck’s First Week with Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild is here! It’s finally here, the super different, super massive Zelda game we have all been waiting for! I reserved the game (the Wii U version) at my local game store the day it was released, as I worried the insane hype over not only the game itself, but the Switch, would make obtaining a copy rather difficult. I can’t say whether or not such measures were absolutely necessary, but boy, was I not taking any chances. (I do know that by the time I arrived at the store, there was a sign on the door saying they had sold out of Switch consoles.) I started playing the game that evening, and it’s pretty much all I did over the weekend.
While I plan to write more about my experiences with this game as my time with it grows, right now, I just want to focus on my early impressions, so if you’re worried about spoilers, this post should be pretty safe, on the most part. I can’t promise the same for later posts. But we’ll see. Continue reading Getting to Know Breath of the Wild
It’s happening. Nintendo is releasing DLC with one of its games. Whether or not this will become commonplace is yet to be seen, but it has been officially announced that Breath of the Wild will have the dreaded and reviled…downloadable content. (Cue clichéd violin-horror music here.) By now, we’re all probably familiar with this practice and the conflicting opinions people have about it. But today, I’m not going to get into a peeved rant about how I feel about this controversial subject. No, in this post, we’re going to have a fair and calm discussion of Breath of the Wild’s recently-announced DLC, and DLC in general. Continue reading Let’s Be Fair About: Breath of the Wild DLC
Happy Thanksgiving! (Or, happy Thursday if Thanksgiving isn’t your thing.) Though it’s a holiday for us, we’re not taking a break from posting our monthly highlights from YouTube. If anything, we’re more than thankful for our subscribers and supporters there, and here…and everywhere. Thanks to you, you..and YOU! To everyone who’s motivated us to keep writing and playing. We hope that what we offer lends a little joy. 🙂 Speaking of which, November was a rousing good month for us video-wise, so let’s get on with the highlights!
First and foremost, we are incredibly pleased to have introduced this month, care of The Duck of Indeed, two brand new Let’s Plays: Ratchet & Clank (PS4) and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask! We hope you’ll follow along as The Duck takes on these exciting titles.
It is widely known that the Wii U has suffered a rather poor reception, and as a less than proud owner of the console for about two years now, it takes no stretch of the imagination to understand why this is. In all that time, my Wii U has been largely used for recording gameplay for…Wii, SNES, and N64 games. Aside from being convenient for recording, the only other time I had a lot of fun with the console was when I downloaded EarthBound on the Virtual Console. As an actual Wii U, however, I rarely have any use for this poor machine. In fact, after all this time, I still only own five games for the console, three of which I stopped playing before I finished them. And let me tell you, I am not the kind of person who gives up on games. I literally spent a full month leveling up in Final Fantasy XIII in order to defeat the final boss. The fact that I dedicated that much time to a game such as FFXIII, but I quit New Super Mario Bros for the Wii U partway in is not a good sign. It’s certainly not due to FFXIII being a superior game, because it’s not, but when it comes to the Wii U, it’s just not very long before I lose interest and play something else.
Nevertheless, despite my lukewarm feelings towards Nintendo as of late, they have managed to intrigue both myself and gamers worldwide with their ultra-mysterious future console, the NX, which some believe will have what it takes to restore the company’s former glory. As a result, I thought I’d take a look online to see what I could find about this enigmatic little machine. In the end, I still know very little, but I’ll try to list what I learned. First of all, it would appear that the NX is not intended to simply be Nintendo’s next console, but something entirely new, like a console-handheld hybrid. It is also said that the NX will use cartridges rather than discs, and I have seen images of a machine that looks similar to the Wii U game pad, but with detachable controllers on either side. Whether or not this is legitimate or just an image someone made up, I know not, but I found this image on several web sites, as a black and white drawing and as an actual photo, so who knows. Last of all, it is rumored the NX might have VR technology, which is pretty interesting. Continue reading Pure Speculation: Will the NX Save Nintendo?